Chocolate Cake for Buche de Noel/Yule Log
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Seasonal Holiday Dessert – Christmas
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 10 egg whites
  • 6½ ounces chocolate, melted
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 1¼ cups flour, sifted
  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe dish with 50-percent power.
  2. Place egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl. Slowly incorporate yolks with sugar, adding a little at a time so as not to burn the yolks. Mix on high with a whisk for 3 to 4 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. In a clean mixing bowl, mix egg whites until you have stiff peaks. Alternate folding in flour and egg whites into chocolate and sugar mixture, until just combined.
  4. Bake in a 350-degree convection oven (or 375 degrees in a regular oven) in a buttered, parchment and floured pan, until toothpick inserted comes out clean, between 10 to 14 minutes. Rotate pan halfway through the baking process to ensure even baking.
Recipe by The Kennebunk Inn at